2016 HR-V is One to Watch
This is the new era of the crossover, or is it the compact SUV?
The big debut happened at the tail end of 2014, and the crowds at the LA Auto Show certainly received the new Honda HR-V well. With the lines and versatility of a crossover and the attitude of a larger SUV, this is the future of American vehicles.
The overall body size is smaller than a conventional SUV, which puts this nimble number at odds against other crossovers already on the market. Impressive fuel economy means you can gas up fewer times a month, whether you opt for the continuously variable transmission or the manual six-speed transmission, it is still a green choice.
From the first glance, the Honda HR-V seems poised for movement. With comfortable room for five and a powerful 1.8L four-cylinder engine, this is an urban machine meant to elevate your morning commute, or turn the weekend errands into fun activities that get you out of the house. On the inside, you have smart features to make your job as the driver less stressful, like the rear-view camera that will come standard, just like the rest of the current 2015 model lineup. Going in reverse is now a more informed move. A keyless start button lends ease to your use, as the intelligent key can stay in your pocket, and the vehicle will tell you if you forgot to take your keys with you.
Steering wheel-mounted controls keep the control at your fingertips without taking your attention away from the road, so you can enjoy the drive as it comes. Add a rear hatch for increased accessibility, and you have one tidy little package for a small SUV that is small around the city, but big enough for you and four passengers to get out the door.
For more information about the Honda HR-V and when it will be making its way to our Roswell, GA dealership, just ask any member of our friendly staff here at Honda Carland. The future of the crossover is here: are you ready?